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Old 12-24-2012, 08:15 AM   #1696
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I did 13-48 had to flip the chain guide upside down to make it fit. Still ride it on highway too lol just a Lil slower than everyone else
Thanks for the reply.
What do you think of that gearing ?
What do you think your top "cruising speed" is ?
and if you were to do it again, would you choose the same ratio ?
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:30 AM   #1697
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The spring will be a custom so what ever rate that is needed can be engineered. $135 for the spring, fits right on the shock with no adapters or mods needed. Can't help with duties and or shipping/tax fees but we do ship internationally frequently.
I expect that the stock spring works OK riding two up? We would suggest a spring rate that is 20% to 30% softer than stock.
What puzzles me Rick is that you say "I expect that the stock spring works OK riding two up?". I've always understood that a spring is as stiff at whatever level of compression (unless it's a progressive spring, which it isn't). I can't see the shock angle changing under compression on the CRF either (which would change the leverage). What am I missing here?
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:17 AM   #1698
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Well this 67 year old guy just bought the CRF250L and really looking forward to riding it, will pick it up this Thursday or Friday when they get it assembled. I've been riding duel sport bikes for years, but this will be my first bike smaller then a 400 (DRZ400). After reading all the post in this post I'm still not sure what handguards and shifter I want to go with. I found the RFX Racing shifter out of the UK, but couldn't find one of the MSR or other ones sold here in the US. Plus which handguards have any of you found that fit the bike with the stock handbars, I seen pics of handguards on bikes, but no one explained how well they fit the bike. I'm pretty much past the all out days of riding and just need a few addons to complement the bike for safety and protection. Thanks, any info would be appreciated.

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Old 12-24-2012, 10:21 AM   #1699
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Took a nasty spill the other day while out riding on the trails, got a little TOO confident, accelerated up a jump and landed in a rut, got sideways and spilled it, that 43T rear sure helps acceleration lol.... Bruised rib, hurt wrist, and my gopro split my damn lip through the helmet (mounted on my mouth guard, pushed through the damn thing).

The wife is pissed since she didn't want me to get the motorcycle in the first place, so I may be putting my bike up for sale soon depending on if I can fend her off or not. Luckily the bike is still great minus some scratched plastic on one fender. If anyone is interested, please let me know... 300 miles on her and tons of mods (i have a bad habit of modding).
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:28 AM   #1700
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Is this the same fitting that is on the top of the CRF's valve cover that some of you are talking about removing the hose from? If so, why are you putting a filter on it instead of just plugging the fitting like BDSB's did on their website? Somebody explain to me what advantage one way has over the other. I'm trying to understand all this....just not the most mechanically minded person when it comes to stuff like this!
From my car background this is what I understand... you do not want to plug a crankcase breather due to the chance of blow by pressure building up in the system (which can happen from rings not sealing perfectly, valve seals, etc.). I ran a small K&N like crankcase filter that people usually put on hot rods, it fits right on top of the valve cover. I got a knock off from autozone for $9.

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Old 12-24-2012, 10:32 AM   #1701
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Bought and installed this http://shopusa.emperorracing.com/p/r...-5?pp=24&pp=24

Very light, yet rock solid. Easy to install, looks sharp, decent price, and Im willing to be its going to do its job when I accidentally get off the bike.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:51 AM   #1702
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From my car background this is what I understand... you do not want to plug a crankcase breather due to the chance of blow by pressure building up in the system (which can happen from rings not sealing perfectly, valve seals, etc.). I ran a small K&N like crankcase filter that people usually put on hot rods, it fits right on top of the valve cover. I got a knock off from autozone for $9.


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Sorry to say, but it's not crankcase vent here ... It is



The purpose being here to avoid fresh air in exhaust line, witch alllow backfires to occur, you'd better corck it completely if i'm not wrong

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Old 12-24-2012, 12:18 PM   #1703
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Sorry to say, but it's not crankcase vent here ... It is

The purpose being here to avoid fresh air in exhaust line, witch alllow backfires to occur, you'd better corck it completely if i'm not wrong

L
Have you removed yours? It doesn't go anywhere near the exhaust, and definitely is not plumbed in it. If it was, I would have a huge exhaust leak as I removed the entire system... It is routed into the airbox.

EDIT: Actually, you may be correct, looking at the parts catalog it's called air injection system... the routing is probably inside the valve cover to the exhaust port... BUT I would think I would have a nasty exhaust leak if so, and I simply don't... Oh well, easy fix... PLUG IT.

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Old 12-24-2012, 12:52 PM   #1704
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THAT is by far the best tire change video I've seen! A very slick method to deal with the rim lock, and no struggles with the tire stem!
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:11 PM   #1705
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SPUD RIDER

THAT is by far the best tire change video I've seen! A very slick method to deal with the rim lock, and no struggles with the tire stem!

Spuds holding out on you... Here is an explanation/write up with eye candy....


http://www.easterndirt.com/?p=531

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Old 12-24-2012, 01:42 PM   #1706
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THAT is by far the best tire change video I've seen! A very slick method to deal with the rim lock, and no struggles with the tire stem!
Thank you, Ed. I ride a lot of miles, and I flip my front tires every 2,000 miles to avoid cupping. Therefore, I change a lot of tires. I use the tire changing methods illustrated in the videos I posted, and they work exactly as demonstrated.

I no longer dread changing tires; I actually enjoy doing it. I don't cut myself. I don't hurt my hands or knees. I don't even get frustrated. Changing tires is very simple when one employs the proper techniques and the proper tools.

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Old 12-24-2012, 01:45 PM   #1707
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Spuds holding out on you... Here is an explanation/write up with eye candy....


http://www.easterndirt.com/?p=531

Go ahead. Steal my favorite link, Guru.



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Old 12-24-2012, 01:58 PM   #1708
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Thank you, Ed. I ride a lot of miles, and I flip my front tires every 2,000 miles to avoid cupping. Therefore, I change a lot of tires. I use the tire changing methods illustrated in the videos I posted, and they work exactly as demonstrated.

I no longer dread changing tires; I actually enjoy doing it. I don't cut myself. I don't hurt my hands or knees. I don't even get frustrated. Changing tires is very simple when one employs the proper techniques and the proper tools.

Spud
Thanks Spud,
Think I'm going to invest a few dollars in a stand and start changing them myself. Tired of paying someone to do what I can do myself.
Looking at this stand
http://www.mikesracingproducts.com/mrp_web_site_002.htm
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:59 PM   #1709
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Spuds holding out on you... Here is an explanation/write up with eye candy....


http://www.easterndirt.com/?p=531

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Old 12-24-2012, 03:16 PM   #1710
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A question for those of you who have purchased the Dobeck/EJK Fuel Controller sold by BestDualSportBikes.com ..... 13Moose-man, I'm looking at you.

Can you share the settings that the unit has on it's arrival? Are they different than the settings on the unit when purchased from EJK? For comparison the settings on the unit when purchased from EJK are: 3 3 6 5 4 4.5
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